HHS Strategic Goals and Objectives - FY 2001 . Objective 1.4 - Reduce Alcohol Abuse and Prevent Underage Drinking


How We Will Accomplish Our Objective

We will conduct education campaigns directed at high-risk groups to discourage underage drinking and alcohol abuse. Drinking from a bottleThese include Girl Power!, Teen Drinking Prevention Campaigns, and others.

We will provide technical assistance to community programs to help develop effective prevention strategies, including public service advertisements and enforcement activities to prevent sales to minors.

1.4 Implementation Strategies
  • Education Campaigns
  • Enforcing Prohibitions on Sales to Minors
  • Alcohol Abuse Treatment Services
  • Surveillance
  • Research

We will provide financial assistance for screening, residential, and outpatient treatment services.

We will provide technical assistance and financial support to improve surveillance and data systems that provide information to public health officials on trends in alcohol abuse related to youth, domestic abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome, and chronic diseases.

HHS Agencies contributing to this objective:


We will conduct research to:

  • understand the causes (e.g., genetic, biological, socioeconomic) of alcohol addiction as a precursor to the development of new prevention and treatment methods.

  • design more effective prevention and treatment methods and programs.

  • learn more about the health and social costs of underage drinking to guide public policy decisions.